Julian Samuel Elmore III, of State Road, passed away early Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at The Brian Center of Statesville.
He was born in South Boston, Va. on July 11, 1938 to Julian Samuel Elmore II and Jane May Nance Elmore, deceased.
Sam was president of Elmore’s Inc., which was founded in 1947 by his father, until he retired in 2002.
Under Sam’s guidance, Elmore’s had five stores and almost 100 employees, and specialized in the sale of appliances, televisions, lawn and garden equipment, hardware and furniture.
He was honored for his many contributions to the companies with whom he worked.
He was a founding member of SEBA (Southeastern Businessmen’s Association, which later became Nationwide Buying Group); the Dealer’s Councils of Frigidaire; Wheel Horse; Maytag; Mitsubishi; and others.
Sam attended and was a life-long supporter of Wake Forest University; a member of Theta Chi Fraternity; and was in the first freshman class when the new campus opened in Winston-Salem.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
When he returned to Elkin, he served on the auxiliary police force.
He was also very active in Elkin and the surrounding communities, having served as president of the Merchant’s Association for many years; on the board of the Elkin Rescue Squad; the Chatham Scholarship Committee; and many others.
Sam is survived by his wife, Barbara Elmore; and his daughter, Julie, of Chapel Hill.
The family will meet with friends and family on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Elkin.
A service of celebration and remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at First Baptist Church, where Sam was a life-long member, by Dr. Bill Johnson.
This will be immediately followed by a reception at Cedarbrook Country Club in State Road, from 3 - 5 p.m., with light beverages and appetizers.
The family would like very much to express our thankfulness to all who supported us these last few years, and whose love continues.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage donations, and would appreciate any special stories/remembrances to be made to First Baptist Church of Elkin.
John Kennedy, funeral director, is serving the Elmore family.
Thomas Lee Lovelace
Mr. Thomas Lee Lovelace, age 87, of U.S. 601 in Dobson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Lovelace was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Alleghany County to John Square and Pearl Jane Hamm Lovelace.
Mr. Lovelace was retired from the City of Winston-Salem and was a veteran of the United States Army-Air Corp and served during WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Higgins Lovelace; a son, Billy Dean Lovelace; and a daughter, Judy Card Lovelace.
Survivors include four sons, Billy Dwayne Lovelace and wife, Lisa Wells, of Dobson, Bobby Lee Lovelace and wife, Lisa Marie, of Roaring River, Bobby Gene Lovelace and wife, Vicki, of Thurmond, and Winfred Lee Lovelace and wife, Mary-Lou, of Homestead, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Lovelace of Thurmond; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Stewart Roten.
Burial followed at Hollywood Cemetery.
The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin.
The family will accept flowers, or memorials may be made to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation, 180 Parkwood Drive, Elkin, NC 28621.
Online condolences may be made at www.hodgesfuneralhomeinc.com.
Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin is serving the Lovelace family.
Bobby Gene Martin
Bobby Gene Martin Sr., of Yadkinville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his beloved family.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1936 to Charlie John and Georgia Simmons Martin, who both preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Martin Brown.
Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Clara H. Martin, along with their three daughters and spouses, Jody (Gary Lomax) Martin of Lexington, Teresa (Jim) Logan of Yadkinville, and Tina (Reid) Acree of Salisbury; and one son, Bobby G. Martin Jr. (DeeDee) of Sunset Beach.
Bob is also survived by two granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and his dear brother, Bill Martin, of Winston-Salem.
After retiring from Piedmont/U.S. Airways, Bob and Clara enjoyed traveling to many states, music, dancing, golfing and spending time with friends in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
His most special times were during visits with his family.
Bob was proud to be a member of Yadkinville Presbyterian Church and loved his church family.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at Yadkinville United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., with visitation immediately following the service. The Reverend Judith Dellinger will officiate.
A special thanks to Pam Hardin and Margie Willard of Mountain Valley Hospice for their care given to Bob and the family during his final months at home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Yadkinville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 691, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, NC 27055.
Betty Davis Reavis
Mrs. Betty Davis Reavis, of Yadkinville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Hoots Memorial Hospital in Yadkinville.
She was born to Stark Wolford and Annie Martin Davis on July 24, 1936.
She was a faithful and longtime member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in East Bend.
Betty loved to quilt, as long as she was able, and to visit friends and shut-ins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Sherrill Reavis in 1988; a daughter, Carolyn Tonya Cornelius in 1967; brothers, Charles Robert, and Aldene Davis; and a sister, Joan Davis Burton.
She is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Bill) Merritt of Lawsonville; a son, Derrick (Robin) Reavis of Yadkinville; three grandchildren, Jennifer Reavis, Ladena (Jeff) Neely, and Megan Slovak; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bobby (Patty) Davis, and Stark Richard (Laura) Davis of East Bend; a sister, Carolyn (Foy Dean) Hicks of East Bend; several nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.
The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 1 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.
Her funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Nancy Krall.
She lay in state 30 minutes prior to the service.
A private interment will be held at a later date in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Lane Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27028, or to Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Shady Grove Church Road, East Bend, NC 27018.
Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com.
Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Reavis Family.